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An early snow? why not?

What's a little snow in mid-October in the crazy year 2020 has been, huh? Reports of 3 to 6 inches of snow in Carlton County were recorded by National Weather Service spotters Wednesday after snow...

 

History Mysteries

Here is our first entry in the new History Mysteries feature. Northeastern Saloon and Hotel owner Bert Whittington shared this old-time photo with the Pine Knot News. Whittington said he bought the...

 
 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    October 23, 2020 

Carlton happenings

Happy Halloween to everyone. The Carlton Chamber members and area businesses will be coming together to put on the outdoor “Downtown Carlton Trick or Treat” event 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Busin...

 

Early snow mutes fall color

A snowy week in mid-October falls low on a list of strange things to happen in 2020. Nonetheless, there it was last weekend and in two spurts this week, snow squalls leaving a world of white two...

 

History Mysteries

We know there are many fans of the history column who may be wondering where it went. After running “This Week In History” for about 18 months, we have decided to retool our history feature rather than repeat items that have previously run. We...

 

Free food Tuesday for those in need

The United Way of Carlton County and B&B Market are coordinating with the AEOA Farm to Family program to provide another free food box event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the B&B Market on Big Lake Road in Cloquet, and then from...

 

Last stand at farmers market

Vern Northrup selects a tomato from the Leaning Barn Farm stand at the Carlton County Farmers Market Saturday, while Ruth Jorgenson stands by to advise on produce and marvel at the remarkably large...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Lisa Donelson, former Cromwell-Wright teacher, author, and former resident of Floodwood will present a program, “Signs of Encouragement,” at the Floodwood Baptist church at 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Many...

 

History Mysteries

We know there are many fans of the history column who may be wondering where it went. After running “This Week In History” for about 18 months, we have decided to retool our history feature rather than repeat items that have previously run. We...

 

Palette perfection

Our readers are delivering the goods as we experience an extraordinary fall color season. It came a bit early and popped very quickly. We expect there will be more great shots as October plods along....

 

Wright/Cromwell news

The 2021 Carlton County Historical Society’s barn calendars are available at the Pine Knot News office in Cloquet, Widdes Farm and Feed in Esko, and TJ’s in Mahtowa. You can also call Barb Dahl...

 

Sawyer native wins Minnesota Sings contest

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing mandates, the 11th annual Minnesota Sings competition took place virtually this year. Participants submitted videos of their performances via YouTube. Sawyer...

 

Suicide memorial walk will be virtual

For the first time this year, the annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk will not involve a large gathering of family and friends of people who have died by suicide. Because of the pandemic, instead... Full story

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Our sympathy to the family and friends of Melissa Kalinoski, 42, of Cromwell, who died in a car crash Sept. 24 near Brookston. She was killed when a truck crossed over the centerline and hit her car...

 

Pet chip clinic is big draw

Although the free microchipping event was set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Park in Cloquet, pet owners and their furry friends started lining up for the drive-through event long before...

 

Wright/Cromwell news

It’s officially autumn. The summer seemed much longer than normal mainly due to this Covid pandemic. I’m sure we are all hoping for the time to pass quickly so we can get to the end of this...

 

Colors are coming

It always starts off with a couple of hotshot trees showing off, some in August this year, with a splash of individual color that catches the eye immediately and brings thought to the fall leaf... Full story

 

Wright/Cromwell news

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sitting at my kitchen table while my nephew Nathan Dahlman was replacing our kitchen counters. My son Philip called and said: “Turn on the TV. A plane just hit one of the Wo...

 

Radio contest winner

Cloquet's Bryan Bassa selected the correct envelope out of a vault to be the winner of a WKLK/WMOZ radio contest last week. The contest started Aug. 3 and after qualifying listeners for four weeks,...

 

Thread of labor day tradition holds

With the usual Labor Day events on hiatus because of the pandemic, the Carlton County DFL Party held a "covid careful" chili cookoff and political rally. Attendees could bring their own lawn chairs...

 

Library book sales return to Cloquet

The Friends of the Cloquet Public Library will hold September book sales 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 15, 22 and 29 in the new Friends Room at the Library. A limited number of patrons will be admitted at a time to provide a safe environment. The...

 

Free pet chip clinic is offered

Carlton County and the City of Cloquet are teaming up with Northern Lakes Rescue to offer a free microchipping clinic 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Cloquet’s Veterans Park parking lot. The event is free to Carlton County residents and... Full story

 

Wright/Cromwell news

Happy Grandparents Day on Sept. 13. A grandparent is someone who cares for you and in all things you try to do. A grandparent always has a ready smile and is willing to go that extra mile. Remember...

 

Carlton happenings

As we all know, school has started, but it wasn’t like the first day of school that I remember. As a child, I looked forward to wearing the new outfit and shoes that I got to start the school year....

 

Sutter Brothers event rescheduled for Sept. 19

The Sons of Norway is sponsoring a free performance by the Sutter Brothers next weekend. Bring your own chair and find a good spot outside the Oldenburg House in Carlton from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Bart and Ross Sutter have established...

 

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